Jesse Blanner

Jesse has been working in digital publishing since 2010, and his design work has been featured across sites and social channels within the Dotdash Meredith portfolio. He has spent the past several years leading creative teams for the company, developing scalable branded design solutions to meet the evolving needs of the business.


With over 20 years of experience as a designer and design leader, Jesse is passionate about helping brands create visual storytelling that engages their audiences. During this time, he has contributed to and/or led design efforts for a range of disciplines, including brand identity, branded content, email, UX/UI, and marketing design. These opportunities have helped him shape his approach to design: dynamic creative solutions that fit holistically into the brand ecosystem, allowing brands to connect with their audience wherever they may be.


Jesse holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and French from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in Graphic Design from Iowa State University’s College of Design.

About Food & Wine

Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.